Feuerreiter | 1998

Drama, Romance
In 1796 the poet Friedrich Holderlin became a private tutor in the house of Gontard. Soon, Holderlin and Gontard's wife Susette begin an affair. But the friend who recommended Holderlin to the position is in love with ...more

Cast

... Friedrich Holderlin

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... Susette Gontard

Actor

... Isaac von Sinclair

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... Jacob Gontard

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... Marie

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... Mme von Paenk

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... Henry Gontard

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... Agent

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... Germania

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... Marianne

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... Schilling

Actor

... Hegel

Actor

Company

Production Company

Bundesministerium des Inneren

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Filmfoederungsanstalt

Production Company

Synopsis

In 1796 the poet Friedrich Holderlin became a private tutor in the house of Gontard. Soon, Holderlin and Gontard's wife Susette begin an affair. But the friend who recommended Holderlin to the position is in love with him, and, jealous, reports the affair to Susette's husband. Thrown out, Holderlin tries to continue the affair. Some of his most famous love poetry was written at this time. But the demands of love, writing, and of his friend's advances are too much for the poet, and he goes insane.

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